Captivating European Capitals
England, Germany & Italy in 12 Days • 9 Nights in Destination
An essential tour of three European capitals! Explore the royal heritage and world-famous sights of London, get to know the immense history and vibrant neighborhoods of Berlin and experience the charms of the eternal city of Rome!
Discover the diversity of Europe on an exciting journey through three of the continent's most sought-after destinations! Explore the royal heritage and famous monuments of London and get to know the vibrant nightlife and immense history of Berlin, famous for its bohemian neighborhoods and excellent museums! Finally, head to Rome, home of the Colosseum, to experience authentic Italian culture.
Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to board a flight to London. Night on board.*
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Arrive in London and self-transfer to the hotel.* The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, London is known for its amazing museums, trendy-setting fashion scene, immense history and as the home of the Royal family. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London has been an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans almost two millennia ago! A global city, London is a centre of arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport. Once you've checked in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore this huge city. Hop on the London Underground or use the excellent bus network to easily travel between sights as you spend your first evening exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in London.
* You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
Breakfast at the hotel. See London from a different perspective today, with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, Southbank and the London Eye and enjoy the fully-stocked bar to buy drinks and snacks as you listen to the entertaining onboard commentary! Afternoon free to enjoy the capital at your leisure. Why not go shopping along Oxford Street or Carnaby Street, stroll along the vibrant Southbank or pay a visit to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards? Overnight stay in London.
Breakfast at the hotel. A free day to continue exploring the wonderful city of London at your leisure! Trend-setting visitors might enjoy a stroll through Shoreditch, home to art galleries, urban culture and unique boutique shops and eateries. On the other hand, Notting Hill is a must-visit, home to pretty pastel-coloured houses and antique shops. Art lovers will relish a visit to the Tate Modern whilst history buffs cannot miss out on a tour of the Tower of London! Overnight stay in London.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave London behind as you self-transfer* to the airport to catch a flight to Berlin. Arrive and self-transfer* to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure and feel free to get out and about to discover Berlin at your own pace! Berlin is known for its vibrant nightlife, creative atmosphere and historic landmarks. Overnight stay in Berlin.
*The airport transfers in London and Berlin are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting walking tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Admire the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. See Friedrichstrasse shopping street, the charming Gendarmenmarkt square and discover the neoclassical architecture of Museum Island. Head to East Berlin to trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See Hauptbahnhof station and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Please note: The city of Meknes is currently undergoing extensive renovation works and no date has been set for their completion. Many of the city's landmarks are inaccessible and/or hidden behind protective covering, but your guide will endeavour to show you as much of the city as possible during your visit.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer* to the airport for a flight to Rome. Arrive in Rome, the Italian capital, and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of the day is free to begin exploring this romantic, historic city. The evening is the most magical time of day in Rome when the streets take on an even more charming character. Overnight stay in Rome.
*The airport transfers in London and Berlin are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost after confirming your flights.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to the meeting point and enjoy a guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, three of the main archaeological sites of the Eternal City. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum, and appreciate the preserved corners of ancient Rome in the Forum and the Palatine Hill. We recommend the optional Piazzas and Fountains of Rome excursion.* The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the historic streets of Rome and dine on delicious Italian cuisine!** Overnight stay in Rome.
* Optional Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: Take a pleasant walk through the artistic heart of Rome to visit its most symbolic piazzas and fountains! Visit Piazza Navona, the most elegant of all Rome squares and home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. See the Church of San Luigi, the incredible Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain, an icon of the city. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, the most photogenic spot in the city!
** Optional Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori: Enjoy an evening of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day at your leisure in Rome. Perhaps visit the Vatican, trace the footsteps of the greats in the ancient streets of the old city or simply indulge in some delicious Italian ice cream. However you choose to spend your day, Rome is sure to delight you with its old-world charm and unbeatable sights. We suggest taking the optional Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel*. Overnight stay in Rome.
* Optional Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel: Explore the priceless treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit the Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, discover the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and the atmospheric St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola!
Please note: Optional tour available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Europe to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in Canada the next day.
12 days trip including flights*
10 days and 9 nights in destination
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* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Accommodation: 9 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Doubletree Chelsea, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club, Novotel London West, Novotel London Wembley, Thistle Hyde Park Lancaster Gate.
London City Cruise
Set off on a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye and enjoy entertaining onboard commentary along the way!
What's included: River cruise from London Eye/Westminster Pier – Tower of London pier (one way). Live or recorded commentary using City Experience app. Not included: Pick up and drop off. Drinks.
Walking Tour of East & West Berlin
Uncover the sights of East and West Berlin, including Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall and much more, as you explore this city of two halves and its immense history.
What's included: 3-hour walking tour with a local guide Not included: Pick-up/drop-off
Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Take a guided walking tour of three of the main archaeological sites in Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiator fights of the Colosseum and appreciate the relics of ancient Rome at the Forum and Palatine Hill.
What's included: Skip-the-line entrance tickets: Colosseum - Palatine Hill - Roman Forum, Authorized guide and headphones Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off
Authentic Italian Lunch at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome
Enjoy a lunch of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.
Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion
Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.
What's included: Professional licensed guide and headsets. Not included: Pick up and return to the hotel.
Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
Explore the treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit Pio Clementino Hall, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel, among other sights. Also discover St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter's Square.
What's included: Skip the line entrance tickets, professional guide, headsets, pick-up service from centrally located hotels. Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels outside city center, in this case the meeting point will be Via Santamaura, 28
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departure from the main Canadian airports.
- International flights: Canada - London, London - Berlin, Berlin - Rome, Rome - Canada.
- 9 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 9 breakfasts.
- Some transfers in air conditioned vehicles.*more information
- Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.**more informationSee itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Thames River Cruise in London.
- Guided City Tour of Berlin.
- Guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase
Drinks, some transfers*, accommodation taxes in Italy* tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
*The airport transfer in London and Berlin are not included. These transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.
** Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per person per night).
* The airport transfers in London and Berlin are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost after confirming your flights.
** Please note: the Italy part of this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be travelling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.
- Entry requirementsValid passport with at least six months validity.
- VisaA visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.
- CurrencyPound Sterling.
- Electricity230 V. Adapter required.
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US/Canada.
- Time zoneGMT.
- Other useful informationPeople drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Tourist Office websitewww.visitbritain.com
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.
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